Biography of Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire

Timeline

In 1563 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire was born to James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy and Catherine Leigh Baroness Mountjoy.

In 1594 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire succeeded 8th Baron Mountjoy.

In 1597 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire was appointed 386th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

Around 1597 Mountjoy Blount 1st Earl Newport was born to Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire and Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire. Illegitimate at birth his parents subsequently married.

In 1603 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire was created 1st Earl Devonshire.

Treaty of London

Around 1604 John Critz is believed to have contributed to the Somerset House Conference painting of the negotiation of the Treaty of London in which Thomas Sackville 1st Earl Dorset, Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham, Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire, Henry Howard 1st Earl Northampton and Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury are represented on the right side.

Around 1604 John Critz 1551-1642 is believed to have contributed to the Somerset House Conference painting of the negotiation of the Treaty of London in which Thomas Sackville 1st Earl Dorset 1536-1608, Charles Howard 1st Earl Nottingham 1536-1624, Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire 1563-1606, Henry Howard 1st Earl Northampton 1540-1614 and Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 1563-1612 are represented on the right side.

On 26 Dec 1605 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire and Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire were married at Wansted House during a service conducted by William Laud Archbishop Canterbury (future). The marriage was regarded as uncanonical and resulted in the disgrace of both parties, who were banished from King James I's court circles. Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire by marriage Countess Devonshire.

On 03 Apr 1606 Charles Blount 1st Earl Devonshire died at Savoy Palace.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Blount

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Son of Egbert King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 19 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 14 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: James Blount 6th Baron Mountjoy Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Charles Blount 5th Baron Mountjoy Great x 9 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy Great x 11 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walter Blount 1st Baron Mountjoy Great x 10 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Helena Byron Baroness Mountjoy

Great x 2 GrandMother: Lora Berkeley Countess Ormonde Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Berkeley Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandMother: Alice Keble Baroness Mountjoy

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Keble

GrandMother: Anne Willoughby Baroness Mountjoy Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Willoughby Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Cheney

Great x 2 GrandMother: Blanche Champernowne Baroness Willoughby Broke

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Champernowne

Great GrandMother: Dorothy Grey Baroness Mountjoy, Baroness Willoughby Broke, Baroness Latimer Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Grey Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Bonville 6th Baron Harington Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Mother: Catherine Leigh Baroness Mountjoy

GrandFather: Thomas Leigh of Durham St Oswalds